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Riding into a Sustainable Future

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Makeready L&L Innovator Dinner Series

Join Urban Green Lab’s Todd Lawrence and Nashville Food Project’s Chef Bianca Morton at Hotel Noelle’s Innovator Dinner Series at their in-house Italian restaurant, Makeready L&L, for a night of …

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Divisions

Our Classrooms division is all about turning classrooms into spaces for exploring and demonstrating sustainable living early in life.

The Households Division creates sustainable living education systems that inspire residents and families to be part of the solution.

The Workplaces Division builds a community and culture of sustainable workplace behaviors in businesses large and small throughout Nashville.

Special Initiatives

The Nashville Environmental Justice Initiative is growing a movement of environmental justice learning that protects Nashville's most marginalized communities.

Urban Green Lab is partnering with organizations to develop and implement strategies and tools as models for cities across the country.

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Riding into a Sustainable Future

February 1, 2023

Have you ever sat in your car in stand-still traffic or searched tirelessly for a parking sHave you ever sat in your car in stand-still traffic or searched tirelessly for …

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Makeready L&L Innovator Dinner Series

January 31, 2023

Join Urban Green Lab’s Todd Lawrence and Nashville Food Project’s Chef Bianca Morton at Hotel Noelle’s Innovator Dinner Series at their in-house Italian restaurant, Makeready L&L, for a night of …

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Mayor, Water Services Announce Start of Every Other Week Curbside Recycling for Nashville Residents

January 11, 2023

Today, Mayor John Cooper announced plans that starting on Monday, January 30, 2023, Nashville Metro Water Services (MWS) will provide Nashville residents with every other week curbside recycling pickup services.

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Recent News

Coffee and Conversations Webinar Series: Food Systems

August 21, 2020

Diana Andrew has been invited to sit on a panel for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Coffee & Conversations series on Sustainable Living and Equitable Communities in Tennessee.

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Environmental experts frustrated over reusable bag policies

August 18, 2020

Nicole Brose was interviewed by a local news station about the pandemic’s effect on the environment and changing policies surrounding reusable bags at retail stores.

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Understanding Sustainable Living – CHCA Entrepreneurial Podcast

August 14, 2020

Diana Andrew was interviewed by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy about all things sustainable living.

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NRDC Food Matters Launches Two Regional Initiatives

July 13, 2020

The NRDC is moving to the next phase of its work to reduce food waste in cities and Nashville will be one of the two regional hubs!

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